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Review for Eagles Nest Center Inc, Westfield, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Eagle's Nest Center is an important part of our community. There is little in the way of government sponsored programs for at risk youth in the area, as well as for the State of Wisconsin as a whole. With spending cuts for social programs an issue as the State and National governments try to balance their respective budgets, programs like the one Eagle's Nest Center provides are paramount in maintaining the mental and emotional well being of our communities. My hat's off to the founders of Eagle's Nest Center for standing by their vision during such hard economic times. These are the times we need such dedication the most!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Eagles Nest Center Inc, Westfield, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've helped Bob and Judy with different youth functions as well as taking troubled youth climbing as an excercise in team building and growth in self confidence. There are certain tools that everyone should have to help themselves progress in life. Often times people have not recieved these tools through poor upbringing or because somebody had taken them away through some experience along the way.

It takes alot of work to break bad habits, to change a deeply engrained self image, and to instill confidence in someone who's felt worthless for a long time. It takes time, patience, understanding, and alot of faith. This is why alot of counseling doesn't work. You sit in a sterile room for one hour a week while someone talks at you about what's wrong with you based on some text book they read somewhere. Bob and Judy will sit at their own kitchen table and talk with you, listen to you, and work with you for as long as it takes. This is when you connect with people. This is when people realize what they have to say or have experienced is important....this is when they begin to feel important. When you start to feel like you matter then you can start the healing.

Bob and Judy know this better than anyone I've meet. Before becoming a volunteer, they helped me change the direction of my life. I went from selling drugs and living life as a party to getting my graduate degree, and have begun taking on personal goals like climbing some of the tallest mountains in the world.

The bottom line is that Bob and Judy have given their lives to helping other people change theirs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've experienced the results of this organization by being a result myself. I went from the precipice of being busted for selling drugs to looking toward getting my PhD and climbing the 7 summits, one of which I've already climbed. A fairly decent turn around in my opinion. They helped change my life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would increase their budget so that they were able to help more people.

Role:  Volunteer & I helped with ENC sponsored events as well as taking youth groups climbing.